Deepening our understanding of issues confronting contemporary society

The Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research (GCSCR) is dedicated to increasing our understanding of current challenges facing the modern world. Through the application of innovative humanities and social science research, incorporating the knowledge of academics from a broad range of interrelated disciplines, we are at the cutting edge of humanities and social science discourse. Our Centre's research is focused on the following contemporary themes: History, Media and Change; Mobilities, Communities and In/securities; Heritage and Wellbeing; Language, Culture and Belonging.

Research Themes

History media and change

History, media and change

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Mobilities, communities and In/securities

Mobilities, communities and in/securities

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LCB

Language, culture and belonging

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 heritage-and-wellbeing

Heritage and well-being

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Recent Highlights

Laureate Leader Professor Paul Tacon has been working closely with Indigenous communities using new digital technology to reconstruct 3D images of important Indigenous rock art sites destroyed by bushfires that ripped through eastern Australia last year and early this year. Click here to read more


Centre members Dr Hamish McLean and Duncan McConnell are working from home offices in Brisbane helping medics in Mongolia prepare for COVID-19 and beyond. Click here to read more


Centre members Professor Tanya Smith and Professor Maxime Aubert have both been recently published regarding discoveries when reassessing fossils found decades ago. Click here to read more


Upcoming events

AILASA Gold Coast 2020 Conference

AILASA 2020 Conference

Association of Iberian and Latin American Studies of Australasia Conference will proceed in a revised format to be advised shortly.

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AAWP Conference 2020

Rising Tides: AAWP Conference 2020

25th Australasian Association of Writing Programs Conference being held at Griffith University. 16 - 18 November 2020

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